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    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    54bore started a thread 1" Cannon in Muzzleloading.
    Anyone on here know much about Cannons? My dad has a really nice one he has talked about possibly trading for a rifle. We shot it a couple of times, cleanded, oiled it good and put it away. It has a really cool ring to it!!! Can anyone tell me much...
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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    Idahoron, How do we go from shooting 400 PLUS grain muzzleloader bullets to airguns? LOL! These air rifles of today are ADDICTING! I have owned an air gun of some sorts since i was a little boy, i had a daisy powerline that was a BAD DUDE back in...
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    Yesterday, 11:00 AM
    I fully agree Ron, The Buffalo Arms bullets are great for punching paper if you find the right combo and are able to get them to shoot in your rifle, but they are probably the last bullet i would hunt Big Game with, I can't make myself like a...
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    Yesterday, 08:06 AM
    I would like to end this thread with an apology to my friend Idahoron. As i have stated before, if you follow idahoron's method WORD FOR WORD with the Lee S&W 500 bullet (C501-440-RF) it is proven, and it works, Not only does it work, it works...
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    04-27-2017, 01:45 PM
    A misconception that i feel needs to be addressed here, If you go and watch Ron's youtube video he CLEARLY states that this is NOT anything new (paper patching) He says, but my method is a bit different, it's similar, but with a 'Twist' to it. I...
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    04-27-2017, 07:25 AM
    The absolute best shooting bullet i have ever shot in my .45 Cal Green Mountain LRH is a PP bullet from Buffalo Arms, it is .444 Diameter, and 400 Grains, I patch these with the same 2 wraps of onion skin paper and send them through a .449 Sizing...
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    04-27-2017, 07:13 AM
    Houston we have a problem! OverM, The custom PP bullet mold i had built for my .54s is .533, and i went with .494 for my .50 Cal, my onion skin paper ads 8 thou to the overall diameter, that would bring .533 up to .541, i have both a .538 and a .539...
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    04-25-2017, 11:19 AM
    OverMax, I know this well, Hence why i had custom molds built for .50 and .54 that drop bullets undersize and i wrap up, i have ZERO problems with papers sticking this way. As i have stated many times, there is a reason that true paper patch bullets...
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    04-24-2017, 12:57 PM
    Roger, you must be missing something here? There is nothing wrong with the way my guns shoot, the way my bullets patch, the way my paper comes off at the muzzle, etc. I couldn't be happier!
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    04-24-2017, 11:58 AM
    I'm done with it Ron, ive spoke my mind on it. Folks can read this stuff and make up their own mind which makes more sense? I wish you nothing but the best of success with your Lee S&W 500 bullet, may they fly true, and your papers turn to confetti...
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    04-24-2017, 10:37 AM
    I actually have a thought of trying something just because, i am thinking of ordering a Lee Sizing die in .493, Lubing these Lee S&W bullets really good across my lube pad and sizing them NAKED, then wiping them good and clean, patching them as i do...
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    04-24-2017, 10:19 AM
    Roger, i NEVER wet wrap, i only dry wrap the 2 Wraps of onion skin paper, and my only reasoning for running them through the sizer is simply to slightly snug the paper to the bullet to make a convenient package to carry in the field. With my true...
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    04-24-2017, 07:28 AM
    Ron, I vividly remember you telling me on more than 1 occasion about finding papers (plural) at your target and being concerned about it. Truth is, wether it be 1 paper or 1000 papers that stuck to the bullet and did not 'Shuck' at the muzzle, it...
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    04-23-2017, 11:31 PM
    Some good stuff right there rfd!!!
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    04-23-2017, 09:38 PM
    LOL! You wont be disappointed!! This is a GOOD ONE!!
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    04-23-2017, 05:09 PM
    I am DONE talking about the Lee S&W 500 and the Lyman plains bullets being PROBLEM children when paper patching. I have put a TON of time and research in this, i have stated COLD HARD FACTS about both of these bullets that no one can deny, NOW if...
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    04-23-2017, 04:25 PM
    Interested in the Lyman Mold, I just sent you a PM
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    04-23-2017, 01:38 PM
    I have experimented with both hard and soft lead, most recently soft pure lead and learned that it is the BEST way to go with these OVERSIZED bullets, (Lee S&W 500, Lyman Plains) I have shot these same harder 9-9.5 BHN bullets way back when i was...
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    04-23-2017, 10:41 AM
    rfd, i agree, i have put a TON of homework in this and there is obviously a reason that a true Paper Patched bullet is under size to begin with! I started out by having a custom .533 mold built for my 54s, then this .494 for 50 Cal, i just now got...
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    04-23-2017, 07:26 AM
    I started this thread on the Lyman Plains bullets because they are actually worse than the Lee S&W 500 as they drop from the mold more like a Maxi ball with a front driving band, BUT i lube and size all of them to .499 BEFORE i patch so i have been...
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    04-23-2017, 07:17 AM
    Pictures are better than words, look at how the paper is biting in to the Lee S&W 500 and deforming/marring, now think about this, i was SIZING my Lee S&W bullets down 4 Thou BEFORE i ever paper patched and Resized, SO you guys that are patching...
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    04-23-2017, 06:03 AM
    As some know i have been playing with the Lyman Plains bullets Sized and Paper Patched in .50 and .54 Cal with really good results, yesterday morning i took my old stock 1:48 twist .54 Renegade out to shoot, the bore on this rifle is tight, i tried...
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    04-23-2017, 05:11 AM
    Ready for testing! Here is the Steel Accurate mold, Bullet comparison side by side of the Lee S&W 500, and The new .494 Version I had made, i Have 8 patched, Sized to .499, and ready to shoot. They all weigh in at 451 Grains (i only keep bullets +...
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    04-23-2017, 02:47 AM
    54bore replied to a thread Wads or patches in Muzzleloading.
    Awesome post Roger!! Ive been preaching this exact thing, if you know your powder is consistent, and you use an over powder Wad that creates a solid, repeatable gas seal each time, ACCURACY WILL FOLLOW
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    04-22-2017, 07:32 PM
    54bore replied to a thread Lyman Mold FS/FT in Swappin & Sellin
    b52fizzle, Its yours, i will pm you payment info.
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    04-22-2017, 06:36 AM
    I would like to trade this Lyman 457643BV, for Lyman #446110, i would sell this mold as well, but would much rather trade it. Not interested in anything else besides .446 rifle bullet molds, preferably Lyman #446110 .446 Diameter, for .43 Mauser. If...
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    04-22-2017, 06:05 AM
    Anyone thinking about one, You wont Regret the little steam cleaner, i use mine everytime i clean. Locks, hammers, etc. Even the nipple, hold it with a pair of pliers and steam clean it. The power of steam cleaning is absolutely amazing! Giving...
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    04-21-2017, 08:11 AM
    I do not use ballistol, ive thought about it as a swab between shots mixture, but i have had GREAT luck using my 50/50 windex/92% Alcohol, Ballistol is one of the last oils i would use to protect stored away guns. If you are insinuating those rusty...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check